Robert Heymann (1879–1946) was a German screenwriter and film director active during the silent era.[1] He began as a playwright in 1901 and also wrote novels. He worked with the Berlin-based production company Luna Film. For them he directed the four-part Satan's Memoirs, the second most expensive German film made during the First World War.[2] The 1931 film Panic in Chicago was adapted from his novel of the same title.[3] Of Jewish heritage he had to leave Germany following the Nazi takeover.

Robert Heymann
Born28 February 1879
Died23 January 1946 (aged 66)
Occupation(s)Director, Screenwriter
Years active1916-1924 (film)

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  1. ^ Giesen p.180
  2. ^ Giesen p.180
  3. ^ Jung & Schatzberg p.222

Bibliography edit

  • Giesen, Rolf. The Nosferatu Story: The Seminal Horror Film, Its Predecessors and Its Enduring Legacy. McFarland, 2019.
  • Jung, Uli & Schatzberg, Walter. Beyond Caligari: The Films of Robert Wiene. Berghahn Books, 1999.

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